...in thinking

Resilience Engineered

Three films to demystify resilience, funded by The Resilience Shift, developed in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Summary for Urban Policymakers

A summary for urban policymakers, presenting the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.

Resilient Leadership

Real-time learning from the Covid crisis was captured over 16 weeks of interviews with senior leaders, providing insights into what makes resilient leadership, and how to lead for resilience.

...in practice

Infrastructure Pathways

A resource for practitioners in search of clear, easy-to-navigate guidance on climate-resilient infrastructure, compiled from hundreds of leading resources, and organized by lifecycle phase.


Diagram of a working port


A multi-stakeholder, whole-systems approach is needed for ports to become low carbon resilient gateways to growth, as a meeting point of critical infrastructure systems, cities and services.


Resilience Realized

The Resilience Realized Awards recognise projects around the world at the cutting edge of resilience.

City Water Resilience Approach

CWI Wheel diagram


Download the step by step methodology to help cities collaboratively build resilience to local water challenges, mapped with the OurWater online governance tool, as used by cities around the world.

Resilience of global food supply chains

The movement of food around the world is an important reality of today’s globalised, urbanised and heavily populated world. Even small disruptions within the supply chain can result in cascading impacts that have negative consequences from farmers to consumers.

The Resilience Shift’s focus is on the resilience of critical infrastructure systems, and we recognise that complex global supply chains (of food and other commodities) rely on transport, energy, water and communications to retain core functionality under diverse shocks and stresses.

Our work to date has told us that in the food sector, there are multiple and diverse threats, and that the resilience of infrastructure has limited visibility, with a tendency for supply chains to react to unexpected events rather than to proactively plan for them. In an industry dominated by private sector actors, there is no common understanding of the wider system, and hence no joined-up approach to taking steps to improve its resilience in practice.

This brief report presents the findings from a global series of workshops, engaging stakeholders from across the food supply chain, seeking to benchmark how the resilience of critical infrastructure is understood and dealt with in practice. It presents a global view of current practice, highlighting common themes and regional and organisational differences. Enhancing the resilience of the global supply of food requires everyone in the supply chain to understand the system and its vulnerabilities in order to be able to respond to and recover from unexpected events.

Publication date: 25 June, 2019
Authors: Darren Briggs, Graham Stewart, Gerard de Villiers. Published by the Resilience Shift in collaboration with Arup.